Shabnam Mogharabi

CEO, SoulPancake

Twitter: soulpancake


Shabnam Mogharabi is CEO of SoulPancake, the award-winning digital media and entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson, now a division of Participant Media. SoulPancake is dedicated to exploring “Life’s Big Questions” by creating joyful, uplifting, and inspiring content about the human experience. They produce 30-40 hours of content annually, distributed via social, TV, and OTT platforms, and also produce live events and branded engagements.  

Shabnam oversees SoulPancake’s operations, and under her leadership, the company has more than quadrupled its revenue, amassed more than 9 million fans and 300 million video views, and engaged a robust demographic of Optimistic Millennials.  

Shabnam is a co-author of the New York Times bestselling book “SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions.” She is a member of the 2016 class of the Henry Crown Fellowship, and a sought-after public speaker. Prior to joining SoulPancake in 2009, she was an award-winning journalist and magazine editor and holds degrees from USC and Northwestern University.